Neonatal malrotation with midgut volvulus mimicking duodenal atresia

Dorothy L. Gilbertson-Dahdal, Sanjeev Dutta, Laura J. Varich, Richard A. Barth

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical, imaging, and surgical findings in the cases of four neonates with radiographic findings suggesting duodenal atresia (double-bubble sign) who were subsequently found to have malrotation with midgut volvulus. CONCLUSION. When the surgical treatment of a patient with the double-bubble sign is to be delayed, an upper gastrointestinal radiographic or ultrasound study is needed to evaluate for malrotation with midgut volvulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1271
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Double-bubble sign
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Malrotation
  • Midgut volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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